|Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Location: 1866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: What are (and why) Anosov representations?
Abstract: The study of hyperbolic manifolds and their fundamental groups leads us to lattices as a natural and interesting class of discrete subgroups of Lie groups. A generalization of this class, which encompasses a richer range of examples while retaining some of its good geometrical properties, is given by the Anosov condition, which has figured prominently in the emerging field of higher Teichmueller theory. I will describe and motivate the Anosov condition, and give examples of Anosov representations. No background will be assumed, other than slight familiarity with the words "hyperbolic manifold" and "fundamental group".
Speaker: Feng Zhu
Institution: University of Michigan